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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sour collaboration with Crooked Stave.
Sour ale fermented in fouders with 3 strains of brettanomyces, aged in cognac barrels 11 months with a funky bunch of bacteria.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh, shared with esp0r september 5th 2014. Clear red tinted brown body. Acidic aroma with forest berries, wine, wood. Taste is sweet and tart, berries, caramel, nuts, fruit. Lactic and fruity finish. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2445) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
Shared 750 ml. bottle, poured to snifters displaying a dark mahogany color, with a modest layer of off white foam the reduced to a persistent ring, leaving cling spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was tart grape & dark cherry, with barrel & tanniny notes, yeasty brett, and lurking, cognac-like alcohol presence. Medium+ bodied, the taste mimicked the aroma well, retained the yeasty funk, advanced the tartness to controlled sour, and finished pleasantly dry. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Brown with white head. Very sharp aroma, some vinegar, oak. Taste of funk, oak. Very acidic. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle consumed at mikkeller bar. Pours dark brownish mahogany with beige head. Aroma is vinous grapes, cognac, cherries, and Brett. Nice tartness and huge barrel notes. A really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky brown, nose is light roast malts, tart, taste is huge funk, juicy, sweet, bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
Wow, I don’t even know how to rate this I was so impressed. Thanks to the Gene, travlr, gendev, jackl, radagast etc. crew for sharing this for Goose Island Migration Day at CK!! Murky brown pour, Small bubbly head. Nose and flavor are absolutely ridiculous; white and dark balsamic, unripe plum, big earthen funk, and leather collide right in the middle of the palate with terrific nectar, tropical, and citric fruit, including sweet, succulent nectarine, tangerine, pineapple, bright cherry components, pink grapefruit, with cheesecloth and other craziness in there.... this stuff is mindblowingly intense. I’m all about it. One of the best of 2014 so far.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2014
The appearance has a dark brown colored body with a slight transparency to it. There is a thin less-than-a-half finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds with barely any lacing. The smell has mostly a vinous aspect to it through some strong soured raspberries and cherries, also with a light funk. The Brett is there but super light, and after some warming I do get the oak. The taste has a strong sour and tart flavoring through the wine-like qualities of raspberries and cherries. There is a super dry wine-like aftertaste and finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the body with not much of a sessionable quality to her. Carbonation is dry and harsh like wine. Overall, well, its another American Wild Ale that seems to be unimpressive. This is more of a wine in disguise. I wouldn’t have this again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2174) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
bottle at WWBA this is a great one. pours brown wih great nose of booze and tart fruit. tastes of cherry, light caramel, cognac, plums, and twigs. fruity finish with a mellow carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2125) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks phaleslu! Pours a brown color with white head. Sour, cherry, oak aromas. Oak, red wine, cherry, tart flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2121) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma: Bready, Sour Mash, Mild Tobacco Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Sour Mash, Dark Red Wine, Red Plums, Cranberries Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Tart


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